Amy Hall-Holt enters her sixth season as the University of Kansas head tennis coach. This season will mark her 12th year with the Jayhawk program overall.
Under Hall-Holt’s guidance, KU has garnered numerous accomplishments, both on and off the courts. During her tenure, Hall-Holt has seen her players receive All-Big 12 recognition six times, including current Jayhawk Edina Horvath.
Hall-Holt’s players also excel in the classroom. In 2005, the tennis squad set an all-time Kansas Athletics record by posting a 3.49 GPA. Under Hall-Holt’s leadership, KU has placed 13 athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 team. Current junior Kunigunda Dorn earned the distinction last season.
In 2007, Kansas was ranked as high as 55th in the ITA national poll, and numerous individuals have been ranked throughout Hall-Holt’s time at KU as well, including current senior Edina Horvath. Horvath and her doubles partner, graduate Elizaveta Avdeeva, were tabbed 36th in the 2007 fall doubles poll.
Hall-Holt also continues to land top-flight recruiting classes at KU. This season, the Jayhawks welcome three freshmen who will join a returning core that boasts two seniors, one junior and three sophomores.
Prior to joining the Jayhawk staff, Hall-Holt spent two seasons at Eastern Kentucky as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs. At EKU, she was responsible for on-court coaching, organizing travel, scheduling arrangements and coordinating recruiting efforts for the Colonels’ tennis teams. She also controlled the off-season conditioning programs.
Before her coaching duties at Eastern Kentucky, Hall-Holt worked as a student assistant to the athletics director. She graduated from Murray State in 1995 with a degree in health education and physical education.
Hall-Holt, a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association, earned a master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky in 1996
On July 10, 2004, Hall-Holt was married in Kentucky to Rance Holt, who works as the offensive coordinator at Haskell University in Lawrence. Hall-Holt gave birth to a son, Layton, in July 2008.